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De-Construct

Question: How can all European languages be connected with each other? Is there a common denominator to unite them all? continuity and innovation?

Language is much more than a set of spoken, written or signed words. It allows us to describe the world we live in, exchange information, communicate ideas and formulate complex hypotheses. We use it to tell stories, create art, explain concepts, understand things we've never actually experienced, and form relationships of all kinds. It's hard to imagine our lives without language, and humans have nearly 7,000 different forms of it.

In 2023 I decided to collaborate with a group of artists in Berlin to work on a joint exhibition. We were free to work on whatever we wanted and decided as a group what we wanted to exhibit with the help of a curator. Something struck me when I first arrived: we were all from different countries, mostly from the EU, and we all had a different mother tongue. Thus the De-Contruct project was born.

Starting by analysing different European languages to understand which building blocks they use, I've then deconstructed them and selected the most relevant ones to form small blocks - phonemes or syllables - which allowed the creation of words in different languages.

This interactive installation allows experimentation and a form of communication, searching for meaning in the previous arrangement and creating new ones.

I'm currently working on expanding the scope of this project to include more European languages.

3D model of a sculpture
3D model of a sculpture - Berlin - 2023
3D-Printing the sculptures
3D-Printing the sculptures - Berlin - 2023
Conceptual Art
People interacting with the installation - Berlin - 2023
Artwork on linguistics
"Get To Her" written by a visitor - Berlin - 2023
Interactive Art Installation
People interacting with the installation - Berlin - 2023
Conceptual interactive art
The installation - Berlin - 2023
Artwork on languages
People interacting with the installation - Berlin - 2023
3D-prints of letters
People interacting with the installation - Berlin - 2023
Conceptual art on language
"Age Untied" written by a visitor - Berlin - 2023
Conceptual artist Amaury Wenger
People interacting with the installation - Berlin - 2023
Interactive installation on language
People interacting with the installation - Berlin - 2023
Using letters as punctuation
Using the letters as punctuation - Berlin - 2023
Other projects

Linguistics | Interaction with language | Interactive installation | Conceptual Art